One-day Langar-Ota & Shakhrisabz Tour from Samarkand1 Day | Mausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq, Ak-Saray Palace

Private Tour from US$ 110
  • View of Langar settlementView of Langar settlement
  • Langar CanyonLangar Canyon
  • Mausoleum of Muhammad SodiqMausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq
  • Mausoleum of Muhammad SodiqMausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq
  • Mausoleum of Muhammad SodiqMausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq
  • MosqueMosque
  • MosqueMosque
  • Tombs of SufisTombs of Sufis
  • Village of LangarVillage of Langar
  • Ak-Saray PalaceAk-Saray Palace
  • Ak-Saray PalaceAk-Saray Palace
  • View of Langar settlement
  • Langar Canyon
  • Mausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq
  • Mausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq
  • Mausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq
  • Mosque
  • Mosque
  • Tombs of Sufis
  • Village of Langar
  • Ak-Saray Palace
  • Ak-Saray Palace

Take an exciting one-day Langar-Ota & Shakhrisabz tour from Samarkand southward to the homeland of Amir Temur (Tamerlane), the legendary commander and conqueror of Central Asia. The tour begins with a visit to the mausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq in the village of Langar, an extraordinary place where people often live to be 100 years old, and time appears to have stood still since the mid-16th century. Next, you'll travel to the city of Shakhrisabz, where Tamerlane once constructed the most magnificent palace in the world. Today, only two sides of the entrance portal remain, but they reach an impressive height of 70 meters, giving a glimpse of the grandeur that once was in the 15th century.
Our one-day tour from Samarkand to Langar and Shakhrisabz offers a deeper dive into the history and culture of Uzbekistan. Explore the detailed program, view stunning photos, and book your tour today.

Tour itinerary:

Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Samarkand to begin your journey to the Langar settlement. As you drive over a deep canyon, passing by small hills, Langar suddenly appears with its clay homes nestled under the hillside. Atop a separate hill stands the 500-year-old mausoleum of Muhammad Sodiq. The village also features a 400-year-old mosque, and it feels as though time has stood still since the construction of these historic structures.

You can enjoy lunch at a local cafe during your trip. After visiting Langar-Ota, you will travel to Shakhrisabz to see the Ak-Saray Palace. Many fascinating legends surround its construction. According to one story, Timur, envisioning a grand edifice, summoned an architect and shared his vision. The architect, granted access to the state treasury, began making foundation blocks from clay mixed with gold in full view of Timur. When Timur asked, "Why did you do that?" the architect replied, "To ascertain your determination to begin construction of a building that requires a huge spending." Today, there are majestic ruins left of this architectural marvel, but they also look quite impressive.

After your journey, our driver will return you to your hotel in Samarkand.

Duration of the tour: 9 hours

Price includes:

  1. English speaking guide;
  2. Entrance fees;
  3. Transport throughout the tour (1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-5 pax by minivan type car).

Prices, per person

1 person
US$ 290
2 persons
US$ 150
3 persons
US$ 140
4 persons
US$ 110
Prices are for 2024 in US$ per person, with discounted prices for larger groups available on request.

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The tour is private with your personal guide. There will be no other people joining the tour. Our guides will follow your own pace.
The starting time of the tour is up to you and may vary from 09.00 am to 16.00 pm.
We are happy to offer this tour for air/train passengers too. Our guide will meet you at the arrival station.


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